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the president's problems. president obama looks to rally his party before the midterm elections but faces a battle from the gop over the economy and tax cuts. this as his approval ratings continue to sag according to the latest cbs news poll. chilling final images and a desperate 911 call from a connecticut home invasion trial as a woman about to be murdered begs for help. >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. she is petrie if ied. >> we'll tell you how that heartbreaking evidence brought some jurors to tears.
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and to the rescue. a state trooper pulls a mother's four small children out of a minivan. they'll join us live in the studio for an exclusive interview early this thursday studio for an exclusive interview early this thursday morning, september 16th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs good morning to you. another beautiful day here. hope it's just as lovely where you' you're waking up this morning. >> good morning, everybody. >> a lot to get to this morning. we'll take a look, too, coming up in the broadcast at the pope's visit to the uk. arriving there today. and really it's a rather controversial visit for a number of reasons and been speaking out more about the alleged sex abuse within the catholic church and making the most pointed comments yet saying the church failed to act quickly enough to deal with the priests that rape and molest children and that understandably
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getting attention. one of the other stories we'll be talking about this morning is search for kyron horman continues in the pacific northwest but the county where the search is centered they spent more than a million dollars on the search and they basically came out yesterday and said, we can't spend another dime on this. we just don't have the dough. so we'll talk more about how that will proceed in just a little while. we want a look at the top headlines we're following for you this morning. jeff glor is standing by. good morning. >> good morning. we begin with the pope's visit. pope benedict xvi arrived this z scotland this morning. cbs news correspondent richard roth in london this morning with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. the last papal trip here 28 years ago was a pastoral visit as an official state affair benedict's trip has more pomp and potentially more problems.
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greeted by the queen's husband prince phillip, the duk, and an honor guard of scotland, pope benedict began a state visit beyond to be shadowed with controversy and ceremony. a papal aide, a german cardinal, had to drop off after likening britain to a third world country referring to ethnic mix. the vatican said the cardinal suddenly gotten sick. benedi benedict's trip to britain which broke with the vatican almost 500 years ago courts trcriticis from the cost to the cover-up of sex abuse among catholic clergym clergymen. before arriving at the scottish palace, the pope told vatican reporters the scandal had been a shock to him. a perversion in the priestley ministry he called it. >> on behalf of the people of the united kingdom i wish you a
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fruitful and memorable visit. >> reporter: the official host here, the queen, the welcome measured by the size of the crowds. some church officials this morning were already lowering expectations. saying seats were still unsold for several outdoor events. this is a country with a strong anti-clerical streak and a critical press but a leading paper's comment here that benedict's entering a lion's den may reflect a flair for dramatic overstatement. jeff? >> richard roth in london this morning, thank you. the use of illegal drugs in this country has reached the highest level in nearly a decade. last year, illegal drug use increased by 9% according to the government. the increase fueled by a sharp increase of marijuana, ecstasy and methamphetamine use. almost 9% of the population said they used illegal drugs last year and on the other hand
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cocaine use decleans. the mother of michael jackson filed suit over the son's death. katherine jackson charged aeg live with failure to super vise the doctor in charge of her son's care and contends it failed to have life-saving equipment on hand and said that jackson asked for. there's violent weather in kansas. a half dozen tornadoes hit south of wichita yesterday. it was a powerful hailstorms that did most of the damage, though. the hail and high winds broke windows and damaged roof tops. five minutes past the hour right now. back over to erica. >> jeff, thanks. we want a look at politics and the problems facing president obama. the latest cbs news/"the new york times" poll finds the president's approval rating is 45%. and with an election coming, he is trying, of course, to turn that around. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has the latest for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and his disapproval rating is 47%. so it's an almost even split.
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and with congress back in session and things looking pretty bleak for the democrats in november, the president went on the attack of senate republicans who he blames for holding up things, bills to help the economy. >> we don't have time for anymore games. i understand there's an election coming up. but the american people didn't send us here to just think about our jobs. they sent us here to think about theirs. >> reporter: the president has no bigger problem than the still sluggish economic outlook. in a cbs news/"the new york times" poll, 51% disapprove of his handling of the economy. only 35% of americans think mr. obama made progress in fixing the economy. and 53% say he has no clear plan for creating jobs. but when it comes to who's at fault for the rotten economy, there's a disconnect. 37% say the bush administration is most to blame. only 5% blame the obama administration. and dissatisfaction with the
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performance of both republicans and democrats now drives 54% of people to say the country needs a third political party. at the top of the president's agenda to help the economy, passing an extension of the bush era tax cuts for the middle class. mr. obama came to the rose garden and attacked republican leaders for not acting. >> they want to hold these middle class tax cuts hostage until they get an additional tax cut for the wealthiest 2% of americans. we simply can't afford that. >> reporter: of course, the white house is not deaf to poll results like these. in fact, their own internal polling shows much the same thing so you can expect the president to continue the campaign-style rhetoric in the months leading up to the election, trying to connect his message to the public. erica? >> bill plante at the white house this morning, thanks. joining us now analyst john dickerson also in washington this morning. john, good morning.
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really fascinating things to pull from the latest poll including the fact that americans believe congress isn't performing well with their elected job. the approval lating really dipping for members of congress. clearly americans are saying lawmakers need to step up here. >> that's right, erica. i mean, the public doesn't like congress at all and one of the interesting findings in the poll is a view where people say they don't like the institution of congress but they like the local congressman or congresswoman. in our poll, it turns out that's not so much the case anymore. >> also, bill touched on this but 54% of the country saying that this country needs a third political party. the flynn party got a wake-up call after the primaries, most recently of course on tuesday but other ones before that. who right now is seen as the face of the republican party? >> well, the wake-up call is under some -- as a matter of debate in the republican party right now. some people think it was wonderful for insurgent populace
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and others think it it was a problem electing people that can't win in the general election but a huge number of people say there's no leader above 60% say there's no lead tore the republican party and that means democrats in the effort to tar the republican party can try to find someone, make them the leader of the party and they'll choose, of course, the most unappealing character to find. >> both sides clearly have some cause for concern heading into november. how's that going to translate coming the likely voters? >> likely voters are angry about the economy. they want something done. they don't like either party. and they're likely to just want to throw the ones who are in power out and hurts the democrats the most. >> the mess and from the democrats from the obama administration has been this is all sort of coming over from the bush administration. 37% of those in the poll said that fault for the bad economy lays with the bush administration. 5% said it lays with the obama administration. does that mean that this democratic message is getting through?
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>> no. it means there's a disconnect in the polls. people don't blame the obama administration and they also in our poll believe the democrats have the better policies to deal with the economy and, also, they believe that the draemocratic t cuts and want to throw out people in the power and more democrats in power. >> certainly gives us a lot to talk about coming up on november. john dickerson, thanks. >> thanks. >> harry? >> all right. now the latest of a trial of a connecticut man facing a death penalty for a home invasion that left three people dead. prosecutors released video of a victim making a last desperate attempt to save her family's lives. cbs news correspondent betty nguyen at the courthouse with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: harry, another gut-wrenching day in court yesterday and now this. the public getting the first look at troubling images and chilling 911 calls in the trial of steven hays, he is one of two men accused of murdering a mother and her children.
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these are the last images of jennifer hawk pettitte alive. this newly-released video ticks off the final moments of a horrific crime. pettitte withdraws $15,000, nervously explaining that she and her family being held hostage and the money is a ransom. the manager called 911. >> we have a lady in the bank right now who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. she is petrie if ied. all right pettitte got the money and left the bank at 9:22. >> they told us they wouldn't hurt anybody if she got back there with the money. she believes them. >> reporter: at 9:26, police in unmarked cars to the pettitte house. officers are told to block off the street. almost 30 minutes later, 9:54, a badly injured william pettitte escapes to a neighbor's house and a second 911 call is made. >> i got bill pettitte here
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who's hurt, my neighbor. >> he's at your house? >> yes. he is right here. >> reporter: the suspects allegedly set the house on fire and attempt to flee in the pettitte's car. police tried to block the driveway causing the two vehicles to collide. the officers approached the car on foot with pistols drawn but the suspects race away only to crash moments later. police have been criticized for taking too long to act. author michael benson wrote a book about the crime. >> i can't see giving any blame whatsoever to the policemen. the blame belongs to those two men. >> reporter: jurors were shown graphic pictures from inside the charred pettitte home including gruesome photos of the bodies. for the first time, william pettitte broke down in tears and the jury so upset they were sent home early. >> i think the one that really upset the jurors the most was mikaila bound to the bed.
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got herself twisted up and trying to escape. a beautiful little girl whose end was so very, very horrible. unthinkably horrible. >> reporter: the two girls died of smoke inhalation. jennifer raped and strangled. i was in the courtroom when jurors got a chance to look at those horrific crime scene pictures. they were so emotional and so disturbing that jurors were, in fact, brought to tears. harry? >> betty in new haven, connecticut, this morning, thank you. joining us is legal analyst jack ford. good morning. >> good to see you, harry. >> former prosecutor. five capital murder cases that you prosecuted in your history. people don't realize those crime scene photos, unlike any video. unlike any movie brings you absolutely to that scene and you know why those people broke down in tears. >> often times that's one of the most difficult chores for a judge in a trial to deal with. the gruesome photographs. this is a test that the judge
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has to follow, a balancing test and there's told to determine whether or not the probative value, what it adds to the case outweighs the impact it will have and oftentimes for instance you see the defense say, with regard to autopsy photos or crime scene photos, here's what we'll do. we won't contest a gunshot wound to try to keep them out of the case but here because this is a death penalty case, there are other elements. it is not just did they indeed cause the death here? if they did, do they get the death penalty? a factor is this a particularly cruel and heinous murder? that's why the jury sees these things. >> there's a preponderance of the evidence in the case and look at the surveillance tape of the poor mother pleading to say, i need this money. you have got to tell the police that these people are in my home. my family is in danger. if i'm -- you know, i'm sitting there, if you're a jury, i don't know what further cements this
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with the 911 tape. >> it is interesting. we ask a lot of jurors and for the most part they give to us. you know, it's counter intuitive to say to jurors don't let the emotions interfere or add to the decisions. of course, we always do that and if you're the prosecutor and judges tell them that. you have to decide this based upon the facts. not your emotion. if i'm the prosecutor in the kiss and looking for the death penalty and i see in my jurors breaking down in tears, i'm saying essentially, okay, i'm getting to them at a level i want to. >> any chance the defendant speaks on this case? >> that's a real interesting case. you might not see him testify in this part, the guilt phase unless he wants to make the argument it wasn't me. the other guy was doing everything. getting a death penalty phase, probably see him say something to try to save his life. >> thanks. as always, appreciate it. shifting gears, beautiful day here in new york city. see what it looks like around the rest of the nation. dave price is at the weather board. good morning. >> all right. things changing. ohio valley, the violent weather
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rolling through sections of the central plains pushes eastward today. watch it. orange, western pennsylvania and in through that ohio valley, then into tonight and tomorrow, up through northern new england. keep an eye on it. could see strong winds, heavy downpours et cetera, et cetera. meanwhile, we are watching igor gaining strength once again. now tropical storm force winds extending 275 miles. hurricane force winds extending 70 miles.
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>> some showers >> some showers in the northwest and the southeast. much of the rest of the country looks really, really good. west coast looks gorgeous right now. northern plains feel like fall. guys? >> thanks, dave. still ahead this morning, news about the search for little kyron horman as the sheriff's office announces a mayor change in the investigation k. the search move forward? also, trouble with diet pills. the latest on two drugs that critics say can be harmful to
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a lot of people have paid attention to the story of kyron horman who disappeared in the pacific northwest. a lot of money has been spent on the investigation, too and in these economic times the county says we are not sure we have more for it. we'll have the latest. also we may not have enough money for this, more than a third of americans say, you know what, it is okay to walk away from your mortgage, your home. we'll take a look at why. i can take one airline out... and another home.
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good morning. it's 7:25. in the headlines, concord police shot and wounded a man this morning. officers thought the man walking on clayton road was wanted. he ran off when they tried to talk to him. they shot him when they say he pulled a handgun. he is in his early 20s and is in the hospital this morning. four people are under arrest for claiming they lived in san bruno. they allegedly filed false claims for assistance meant for fire victims. two suspects are from san francisco, the other two from an entire different neighborhood in san bruno. another bay area city puts more limits on smoking. menlo park city council has unanimously approved a ban on
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common areas of apartment buildings. no smoking in various other outdoor places. the smoking law faces a second vote before it takes effect. traffic and weather right after this. ,,,,,, you inhale, they inhale. millions of children continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke. secondhand smoke causes asthma, a disease that cannot be cured.
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northbound really starting to bog down just a bit into downtown san jose. 23 minutes from 101 to highway 85. 880 southbound at broadway stalled vehicle in the left lane. traffic slow on approach. you can see traffic also slow and go on the eastshore freeway as you approach the bay bridge. bay bridge itself backed up all the way into the maze at this point and the meter lights are on. tracy has your forecast. >> hey, thank you, gianna. forecast for this thursday morning, couple of days away from the weekend, we are expecting some changes in the forecast today. changes in relation to yesterday. less clouds this morning, not as foggy. that will lead us to more sunshine today and slightly warmer temperatures. seven-day forecast, mid-60s along the coast, near 70 around the bay and the mid-80s inland. high pressure system builds in today, but it does not stick around long. cooler conditions on tap for friday. saturday and sunday we cool down even more, and in addition to the cooler temperatures, more clouds expected and maybe even a passing shower. temperatures and conditions
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they have something to say. we'll find out. >> just what it is. >> what's on their mind in a while. coming up, how safe are diet drugs an fda advisory panel has to decide today whether to endorse a controversial new weight loss bill. some experts are concerned about its safety and others say it is all right. our dr. jennifer ashton will be along to explain the issues and concerns surrounding diet pills. also an unsettling statistic in august alone 339,000 u.s. homes hit with foreclosure, up 4%. according to a new study one in
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three people, actually more, say it's okay, acceptable for you to walk away from a mortgage. we'll ask our fox financial expert stuart varney what you should do for your home is under water or in danger of coming close to that. big changes in the search for kyron hormann missing now three months and for investigators in portland, oregon it has become the most expensive investigation ever. as cbs news correspondent ben tracy reports, the sheriff says they can't keep going on like this. >> i do not want the term "scaling back" to be utilized in this process. we are not scaling back. >> reporter: but after spending more than a million dollars trying to find kyron hormann, the county sheriff is pulling all but two detectives and one technician off the case. instead, he wants outside law enforcement and the fbi to create an 8 to 10-person task force to continue a narrowed search for the boy. >> the commitment we have to the community has suffered because of what has been dedicated and
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how we've worked this investigation fluidly. and it's reached the point now that i've got to release these investigators back to their normal tasks. >> reporter: though they still aren't calling her a suspect, the investigation is reportedly focused on terri horman, his step-mother, the last to seat boy the morning he vanished after being dropped off at school june 4th n. an interview last month, his parents pleaded with terri to tell what she knows. >> i want to her to know that -- that we're done waiting, that this is not a joke, this is kyron's life that we're talking about. ♪ happy birthday to you >> reporter: last week his parents threw him a birthday party. he would have turned 8 friday. investigators insist this change in resources does not mean they are giving up on finding him. >> we have nothing to date that indicates he's not alive. so, we will continue to conduct this investigation as though he
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is. >> reporter: because the sheriff stressed this is still not a cold case. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. attorney general bruce mccain is a former captain with the multnomah county sheriff's office and joins us as he has many times in the past over the last three months. how are you doing this morning? >> fine, harry, thank you. >> let's talk about this a little bit this notion of they basically say we don't have the money to continue this investigation the way we have. we would like to have this multi-force, this sort of combined effort to be able to go forward. what's the likelihood they'll get what they are asking for? >> well, what's strange about this, harry, they've already had a task force in place of many jurisdictions. the big issue, even though the sheriff says this is not being scaled back, the fact is, when you're the lead agency and you're now paring back to only 30% of a task force there is no other way to describe that than scaling back. the real problem here, he will try to shift up to 70% of the
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cost of this investigation to smaller cities and jurisdictions that have nothing to do with the kyron case jurisdictionally. it will be a tough sale so by fault it will be his case whether he likes it or not. >> yeah. there really is no suspect, per se, in this case. correct? >> that's absolutely correct, part of the frustration here. so, you've got a million dollars, tax dollars spent already with no suspect, no person of interest. frankly, not even an identifiable crime, which continues to frustrate everyone. so, at that point, this is going to be a tough sell to some of these other jurisdictions to pick up the tab for this investigation. >> and the sheriff says this is not going to become a cold case or is not a cold case now. but, there's certainly, you know, if it looks like it, if it sounds like it, you have no crime, as you've just described, just in the immediate future and for the weeks and months to come, unless there's a body found, unless there's a crime scene, unless somebody comes forward, what happens here. >> harry, i think the person
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most conspicuous by his absence yesterday, the district attorney, actually driving this process. he was not part of this conference. in fact he told the media earlier this is not a slam dunk, nobody with a smoking gun. he is looking at this as a long-haul case and for district attorneys, of course, means potentially years. so, this actually could turn to a cold case without any break coming up soon. >> wow. from all of your experience, having served in the sheriff's office, experience as an attorney, what would be a break in a case like this? i mean, this is unique on its own level. but, in these long-term cases, what usually has to happen for a break to transpire. >> it's going to be one of two things, harry, either somebody who actually knows what happened to kyron, not somebody calling a tip line and actually knows or what often happens in cases especially a case like oregon where you end up having a
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up next, if your home is worth less than your mortgage, should you just walk away? millions of americans are wondering. we'll have some answers. you're watching "the early show" on cbs.
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are losing your house. >> depends on your state, depends on your lender, depends on your ability to negotiate but you could probably stay for a year, depending on the state. >> frightening scenario. >> look, it's ruin, that's what it is and your heart goes out to these people. >> really good to have you with us and good to have your insight. >> thank you. >> just ahead, diet drugs, are they actually safe? an fda panel can't decide on one in particular. dr. jennifer ashton is here to navigate all of that and help you make the right . this is "the early show" on cbs. i'm adventurous and that just is who i am. for me, it's about the laughing and the joy of being in the moment. sporting events are exciting. you jump and cheer and shout. you can't ever repeat a playoff game. i use blueprint for my season tickets, so i will, in fact, have them paid off before i even go to the first game. with blueprint, i feel much more responsible in how i spend my money. with blueprint on her slate card, lisa designed a plan to save money on interest. does your credit card have blueprint?
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in this morning's healthwatch our weight loss drugs safe and fda advisory panel votes today on a new diet drug and after a split vote yesterday on a pro pole to pull meridia off the market because of evidence it may increase hearts and strokes. here with the latest on all of this our dr. jennifer ashton. all right, first, can we talk
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about meridia, first? >> yeah. >> what do we know about that? because there is new information about it. >> first of all, harry, when you talk about a weight loss medication, the first rule in medicine always is do no harm. >> do no harm. >> exactly. so, especially with this population, the obese, the overweight, they are already a population at risk, as we know. >> all kinds of stuff. >> for heart disease, stroke, and such. so, when you look at a drug like meridia, the question then becomes, risk versus benefit. >> right. >> and so a recent study published in the "new england journal of medicine" actually found patients who took the drug lost an average of 8.8 pounds, which is modest, to say the least. remember, we are talking about people -- >> who have a lot of weight to lose. >> 50 pounds or more to lose and conservatively found an 16% increased risk for heart attack, stroke and death, even in young people. >> right. >> so, that's what the panel was looking at, dot benefits outweigh the risk. >> and the fda has to make an decision then, a determination.
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>> that's correct. >> they have to weigh this. is there any indication which way they will go? >> again, as you say the vote was split, actually eight voted against it and eight voted it should stay on the market. it's very difficult to pull a drug from the market once it's already been approved. >> okay. all right. >> so they will look at it. >> what are the other ones, what are the other ones, lorkis. >> they are tongu twisters, three in the pipeline we heard about them months ago the first is called lorikaserin and they are going to be looking at again their safety and efficacy. qnexa, they already voted to reject it. lorcaserin, the panel will decide today and fda later. the last is called contrave. the decision for that will be made in december. >> obesity is an epidemic. >> right. >> gigantic problem in the country. if something like this is out there and actually going to address it, it really would be a big deal. >> well, listen, we know there
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five... i'm sydnie k it is 7:55. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm sydnie kohara. governor schwarzenegger says federal help is on the way for people who lost their homes in the san bruno explosion and fire. yesterday, the governor got his first close-up look at the neighborhood. he was on a trade mission in asia when that gas pipeline blew up a week ago today. the governor has asked president obama for a federal major disaster declaration. a man is hospitalized after he was shot by concord police this morning. officers initially tried to talk with the man believed to be a wanted suspect. police say he was shot when he threatened officers with a weapon. festivities in fremont this morning leading up to monday morning's opening of the bay area's first-ever toll lane. the interstate 680 express lane is basically a carpool lane that solo drivers can use if they are willing to pay.
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it's all done electronically so drivers need the fastrak responder. that lane will open monday morning running southbound from the pleasanton area to milpitas. traffic and weather right after this. ,,,,,,,,
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area. slow and go through the area. eastshore freeway delays approaching the bay bridge and the toll plaza. let's get a live look at the toll plaza. looks like we are not doing too bad -- take that back. there was a spider there. now it's completely gone. so i got off track there. traffic very bad, parking lot back to the maze. give yourself extra time through the area. dealing with a major accident in san jose northbound 101, give yourself some extra time there as well. looks like it's in the clearing stages. only the right lane blocked through that portion. tracy has the forecast. >> spiders get me off track, too, gianna! a little more haze, a whole lot of sunshine. today's seven-day forecast, mid-60s at the coast with some sun and some clouds. 70 degrees around the bay and the mid-80s inland. friday, more sunshine, cooling down a bit. cool saturday and sunday with a chance of a shower for both days. monday, sunshine, tuesday and wednesday a mix of sun and clouds.
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welcome back to "the early show." some great advice on those signs. stay focused, don't text and drive. excellent advice. i'm erica hill. just ahead, a north carolina state trooper being hailed as a hero this morning and it is no question why. he saved these four kids you see right there, pulling them out of that minivan, just seconds before it exploded in flames. he said not even a minute passed by the time they got all the kids out. he's here in the studio this morning along with those mu munkkins and their mom. >> and holding kids on your lap
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is not part of the official state patrol of north carolina training. >> he looks very comfortable. >> good job. really good. doctors are in once again this morning. the doctors were here yesterday from the show "the doctors," right? the four specialists from the emmy-award winning daytime show will be here to answer some of your tough medical questions. we have that for you this morning. first, though, a check of the news. jeff glor standing by with that. >> good morning, everyone. pope benedict is in scotland this morning. it is first state visit by the pope to the uk. this morning he took part through a parade. earlier queen elizabeth greeted him. before his arrival he admitted he had not acted quickly or decisively enough against priests who molested children. illegal drug use has reached high as a decade. last year it was up 9%. the government says it was fueled by a sharp increase in
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marijuana, ecstasy and me methamphetamine use. 9% of the population say they used illegal drugs last year. an ohio woman was indicted yesterday on charges she gave marijuana to her 2-year-old daughter. this is that disturbing video taken by the mother's cell phone in august. someone else gave a copy to authorities. prosecutors say at one point 21-year-old jessica gamble coached her daughter. >> don't blow on it. >> the child is being cared for now by her aunt who says she is doing fine if mother remains behind bars facing up to 11 1/2 years in prison. dallas police officers face charges in a brutal beating. an african-american suspect riding a motorcycle is caught on tape being struck by officers this month. so far police say no racial motives have been found, however one policeman has been fired and five others have been suspended. three face criminal charges. one is accused of trying to move that dash cam to hide the
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beating. with the midterm elections now seven weeks away at just released cbs news/"new york times" poll finds both barack obama and congress has work to do. 51% say they disapprove of how the president is handling the economy. as far as congress goes, 55% of american voters say it's time to elect somebody new. in california, republican gubernatorial candidate meg whitman broke the record on personal spending on a campaign. the former ebay executive has spent $119 million of her own money be n. her bid to win the governor's office. she faces democrat jerry brown. amazing sight in redono beach, california, dozens of blue whales spotted close to shore yesterday and very close to paddle boarders. not seen in 30 years. it's believed the colder water temperatures drove them there. katie couric has a preview
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of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> good morning. she's the former ceo of the wwe, now a ruffled her way to the political ring but does she have what it takes to become a u.s. senator? our special coverage begins tonight. now back to the "the early show." we know for a fact that dave price has what it takes. >> i have to tell you, jeff, i have a case of performance anxiety now. why? i walk up to this guy, nice to meet you, where are you from, what do you do, blah, blah, blah. what did you do? >> i'm retired from the national weather service. i was a meteorologist in topeka, kansas, for 34 years. >> i'm going to step away. i don't want you to listen to what i'm about to say or comment on its accuracy or professionalism. >> you'll do a good job. >> i'll stay here. correct me if i'm wrong. >> let's go to the maps and see what's happening across the country, shall we, everybody? looks like we're glancing at a big storm. igor continues to spread, now
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tropical storm force winds, 275 miles from the storm's center. and, of course, 70 miles out. you see hurricane-force winds. it slowed, timing now to hit bermuda, probably sometime sunday, maybe
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2 1/2-year-old son and 18-month-old triplets. her van acted up. she pulled over to the side of the road. that's when the trooper pulled up. he helped scrabble d getting th kids out. they all escaped in the nick of time. they're all joining us exclusively this morning. jessica, i can't even imagine what's going through your mind. i this is tough for anybody, four young kids. your husband is fighting in iraq right now. so you're driving home. and all of a sudden what's happening? what did you notice in your car? >> my van couldn't go over 20 miles an hour. >> you're on the highway, right? >> i'm on 95, so i knew that i couldn't make it to georgia. so i turned the van back around to go back to my mom's house, to north carolina. and i believe it was lumberton. i pulled over in lumberton, and
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i was on the phone with my mom, tell anything mom to come and get me because my van wasn't working. and all of a sudden my van was just smoking. >> which is so -- i can't even imagine how scary that must have been for you, especially knowing you've got these four kids in that van with you. when you saw trooper humphrey pull up, were you thinking, thank goodness, this is going to be all right? >> no, i was thinking more of, thank god, i'll be safe because of so many people on the highway, you know, that are dangerous people. >> in terms of drivers, you mean? >> as far as, you know, people that would hurt you. >> yeah. so he pulls up and immediately when you pull up, what was the first thing that you noticed about that van? >> i noticed she was on the shoulder of the road and on the telephone. she looked pretty much distraught so i decided to pull up and check on her. she said her van was running a little hot. and i asked her if she had any passengers.
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she said she had these four small children with her. >> you initially said, you know, i'm all right, my mom is on the way. you didn't leave though. why not? >> just the fact that see that she's a female with four small children there stranded, she said it would be about an hour. i just didn't feel comfortable just -- it was the right thing to do, to stay there with her until somebody could arrive to provide her some more assistance. >> thankfully you were there because not long after you arrived, talk to us about what happened and how you ultimately helped save this family. >> well, after five or six minutes later, just sitting in my patrol vehicle observing her vehicle, i just started to notice heat waves coming from the hood of the vehicle. so i ran up to the front of the van, and i noticed flames coming from the engine compartment. so at that time i told her to immediately just start trying to get the children out of the van. and as we were trying to get the children out of the van, thankfully a passing motorist stopped with a fire extinguisher trying to put the flames out so that we could continue to do so. >> you say it probably wasn't
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even a minute from the time you got the kids out until the van -- >> it took off really fast. >> it is such a scary story to think about, seeing these pictures. your husband is fighting in iraq. i think we may have him on the phone this morning. sir, are you with us? hear us in the studio in new specialist depriest, can you can you hear us here in the studio in new york? it's a little bit of a tough connection because obviously we're calling iraq. i know you've had a chance to speak with your husband. i can imagine this would be a pretty emotional phone call for you. >> yes. he didn't realize how bad the fire was. he thought it was a regular car fire. >> it was obviously a lot more than that. >> the explosion was about the size of a big room. >> oh, my goodness. >> because they -- after we got the children out, they -- officer humphrey put me and the children in the back of his
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police car. and the guy that pulled over with the white truck and officer humphrey, they started pulling all of our belongings out of the van, car seats, quad strollers, i had packed every single clothes that the babies owned because they didn't have many clothes, and i was staying at my mom's house for a month. so i packed all of their clothes, and they threw them -- everything out. and when the gas tank exploded, it took everything with it. >> it's just amazing. and the good news in all this, of course, is that you are here with us. you are here safe and sound. we are glad you were able to speak with your husband in iraq, as well. thank you for being here. thank you, especially, sir, for everything that you did. we'll be back with more. you are watching "the early show" on cbs. plus, children's advil® brings fever down faster than children's tylenol®. choose children's advil®.
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the doctors make a house call offering all kinds of medical advice every weekday on their emmy-award winning show and also in their new book "five-minutes health fixes" this morning doctor travis stork, lisa masterson, dr. drew or dan and dr. jim sears are all ready to answer some health questions. good morning, everybody. >> good morning. >> this is good. we've got questions from all over the place, our website, people on the street, who knows what. our first question comes from a young woman named beth. so let's hear beth's question. >> hi. i'm beth and -- i've herd conflicting advice what sort of vitamins and supplement as toddler should have. i'm curious to hear your advice what sort of vitamins they should be taking at this age. >> sounds like a question for a pediatrician. >> right. good thing we have one here. >> you guys are all very adept. >> yeah. yeah. >> doctors -- >> you know, what i'm not a huge
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fan of vitamins. i'd rather kids get what they need from fruits and vegetables and eating fish. but, if your child is a really picky eater and will do a multi-vitamin maybe pick one without artificial sweeteners or dyes, food coloring. there is a lot of good kid vitamins sweetened with fruit juice and things like that, better for you. >> make sure you, one of those do your homework deals before you go out. >> there healthy eating is the first key. >> that's a great message for adults, too. get your vitamins through your fruits and vegetables not a pill. >> i couldn't agree more. honestly, they do those tests on those pills all the time and a lot of times they don't work. >> you know fruits work. >> so much vitamins, you don't use, you just -- >> pee out. i can say that, right. >> you guys are -- there is kind of a rawness to you. not like at home. this is a question for dr.
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travis, all right. let's take a listen. >> hi. i live in seattle. out there, we do not get a lot of sunlight. i'm wondering how much that affects my mood and what i can do about it? >> hmm. >> did you see how sunny it was? >> yeah, right. >> ironic. >> also the seasonal blues, seasonal effective disorder. >> which is common now. >> true depression. but people get the winter blues because it is a real phenomena. there are a lot of things you can do, light therapy proven to work for folks who get the blues. >> light boxes on your desk. >> it replicates the sunlight. i will say doing the things we're less inclined to do in the winters, get out, continue to exercise, even if it's a bit cold and gray out, you are still going to get sunthe seasonal blues one of those things we live through it a bit. if you are really struggle, you should go see a doctor, though. >> this question is from you, from our facebook page, all
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right? >> okay. >> take a listen to this. i'm -- i'm not me, but the person writing in, jamie, is five months pregnant and putting on too much weight. i do not eat a lot and do not indulge in snacking on junk food. is losing weight during pregnancy possible and/or safe? that's a really good question. >> that's a great question. i'm glad to hear that it's not you pregnant. you really don't want to diet in pregnancy ever. women who are overweight may actually lose weight during pregnancy, you only want to gain about a half pound to a pound a week only eating 300 more calories, not eating for two or you will become two people, don't want to do that. under a doctor's supervision, how much weight is really determined by what you start at. if you are obese, you know, or overweight, you may not gain as much weight but average weight over the entire pregnancy 25 to 35, that brack breaks down about a half pound to a sflund should be your goal. >> it should be.
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some women if they are overweight will lose weight which is being okay but never diet or restrict calories. >> here we go. we have a question for dr. drew, take a listen. >> hi, my name is tammy. i have a question regards to botox, how could that treatment affect you internally? >> interesting. because can it seep through or whatever -- >> we've been doing -- looks like it worked on her. she looks pretty good. we've been doing botox now 15 years and know the long-term affects pretty much, it doesn't really disseminate in the body. there is a maximum dose you would want but the number of units is so high, it's not going to happen. it is safe, has been around long enough, i think we know the longer-term a -- >> you would have a better idea if there were serious repercussions. >> yeah, we would have seen them by now. >> for all of you, again from our facebook page, how can you sprent dandruff? no matter the shampoos i try it keeps reappearing from milton
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bonilla. >> what are you looking at me for? sort of the plastic surgeon, i also do some of the skin problems. dandruff can be tough. we need to know if the person has seen a dermatologist and tried the prescription-strength because it is almost like a dermatitis kind of thing. they need to try much stronger shampoos, actually with tars and anti -- >> what kind of doctor, if it persisted -- >> a dermatologist takes care of. >> you might have the wrong diagnosis, it might be exma of the scalp. >> soo, not so simple, is it? >> that's why we need all four. >> by the way all of the answers to all of your questions -- on everything -- [ laughter ] >> are in the book. doctors, thank you very much for being here. >> thank you. >> erica? harry, thanks. just ahead a dream wedding ruined because the wedding planner allegedly ran off with the cash. how does this happen?
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we'll sxe exclusively with the understandably not-so-happy couple for their full story and also susan cope pen,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. it's 8:25. in the headlines this morning, fourpeoplee who do not live in the san bruno fire area are under arrest for claiming they do live there. they are facing felony charges involving filing false claims for assistant meant for fire victims. two of the suspects are from san francisco, the other two from a different neighborhood in san bruno. four arrested for fraud in san bruno... [ pause ] >> concord police shot and wounded a man this morning. this is the right video. officers shot the man who was walking on clayton road was wanted and he ran off when they tried to talk with him. they say they shot him when he putted out a handgun. the man is in his early 20s and is in the hospital this morning. next week opens an express
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lane of the sunol grade. officials will be there to kick off the special toll lanes for fastrak users on southbound interstate 680. traffic and weather right after this. ,,,,,,,,,,
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and still a struggle as you work through san jose. chp still clearing an earlier accident northbound 101 at silicon valley boulevard. everything is off to the right shoulder. traffic backed up well into morgan hill at this point. also traveling 101 north near 237, we do have reports of an
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accident possibly in the left lane. so expect delays through that portion, as well. south 101 out of marin county a struggle, we have a wreck in the left lane and right lane through right around miller creek. this is backing things up to atherton. you can see lots of red on our sensors there showing that traffic is just crawling along through that area. golden gate bridge though not too bad actually seeing nice speeds as you work your way across the span in that area. here's tracy with the forecast. >> thanks, gianna. our forecast for this morning, here we are from our mount vaca cam. and we do have some low clouds out there in between our area hills this morning. conditions for the afternoon include some few clouds along the coastline but sunshine, as well. mix of sun and clouds for the coast today with highs in the mid-60s, near 70 around the bay with plenty of sunshine. and the mid-80s inland. more clouds expected tomorrow, and slightly cooler temperatures. and we will continue to cool down through the weekend. saturday and sunday a chance of a shower both days. monday, sunshine, and a mix of
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the plaza on a thursday the plaza on a thursday morning. >> i love thursdays. >> i like thursday as loit. welcome back to "the early show." coming up, triple threat ben afleck is with us. >> i love ben afleck too. what a great day. >> he's the director, the ko writer, the star of the new movie "the town." it's about a group of bank robbers. so he had to do a lot of bank robbery research. he's going to tell us all about it. also ahead this morning, do not let this couple's worst nightmare happen to you. tina and nate hurd, so excited, they're about to get married. they play their wedding planner $30,000. >> oh, my lord. >> authorities say she ran off
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with that money. they're going to tell us all about their big day gone bad. they didn't find out about it until they got to the venue. >> they showed up? >> they showed up. and all of a sudden someone at the resort said, we might have a little problem. they're waiting for 200 people at the wedding. >> the "big brother" finale was last night. you know who won? the animal. the animal won last night. >> a lot of people pulling for the animal. the vote was worth $500,000 to hayden moss, and julie chen will talk to him this morning about that. >> you don't think he got the p peta vote. >> good point. >> first, though, dave is here with another check of the waert. good morning, dave. >> i'm over here, guys. nice to see you on this fine morning. what a gorgeous start to the day. i want to tell you something very important. now, you know, we talk about it a lot in the headlines, but very quickly, very simply, do not ever text and drive.
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the national spokesman is with us for this remarkable, interesting event you guys are doing. tell us about it. >> we find that, if you look away from the road for just two seconds, it doubles your chances of being in a crash. we're asking tomorrow on two-second turnoff day, take those two seconds, before you start the car to shut off your phone. >> oprah asked us to do it. we talked about it. you've seen the awful headlines. two seconds goes by like that. it's as quick as that that something awful can happen. good luck september 17th. let's go to the maps and see what's happening all across the country. it looks like we are going to see some strong storms roll through the ohio valley. all of that causing some tornadic activity yesterday in parts of the country. now it looks like it's going to continue to lose a little bit of strength as it moves eastward. still it's going to pack a
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>> that's a quick look at your weather >> that's a quick look at your weather picture. erica, we'll send it in to you. thanks for coming by, folks. furnishing to what could be the ultimate wedding nightmare. couple from phoenix hires a wedding planner to book a dream wedding at a utah ski resort.
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they're not going to be there, so they need someone on the ground to take care of the details. when they arrive, they find disaster. turns out nothing had been paid for because the wedding planner allegedly ran off with $30,000. she has been arrested. tina and nate join us exclusive exclusively this morning, along with at "early show" correspondent tina koeppen. first, i'd like to say congratulations. what a whirl wind. you guys get engaged. totally excited. you live in phoenix. you decided to have the weding in utah, and you think, we need a wedding planner >> yes. >> and how did you go about find thg person? >> we found her off the internet. >> and you did everything you're supposed to do. checked her references? >> yes. >> and the references said? >> wonderful things about her. she does a great job. she's always on time. >> we had a perfect wedding. we had no problems. we highly recommend her. >> you met with her and get a pretty good feeling. e. you actually developed a
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frelty close relationship. were there christmas gifts exchanged? >> christmas gifts exchanged. she was in my home. >> went to her house, metd her family, met her kids >> and did you ever throughout this whole process think that there was anything suspect? >> no. no. >> towards the end when she changed, yes, but it was -- the more we tried to do, the worse it got and the harder it was. so we kind of had to stick it out and -- >> what do you mean the more you tried to do, the harder it got. because you gave her money up front. like most things, you put down a deposit. you gave her a check. in the end, you had forked over $30,000. so you get to this resort on wednesday. >> so excited. your wedding's coming up. this is the day you've dreamed of. she actually met you at the resort. >> she did. she saw my dress. she saw our vows. >> she came in. like she was our best friend, like everything was moving forward. she was happy and couldn't wait for the wedding. >> so what happened?
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>> she left, and we went to get something to eat. tina's phone rangs. it was the vice president of the canyons. and she says, i'm here with our wedding coordinator and our attorney. we have a big problem with your coordinator, and it's going to affect your wedding. can you come back? we got the instant wrench in our stomach, turned around and drove back. we walked in. they sat us down, and he looked at her, and he says, you've been scammed. as of right now, nothing from your wedding has been paid for. the entire balance was paid with a stolen credit card. >> that's devastating. >> i was looking for a camera. really? >> this is a bad joke. it can't be happening. and you're also waiting on 200 family and friends. >> we had friends coming in the next morning from all over the country. >> this is just a nightmare scenario. and you're probably still processing some of it at this point. susan, as you're sitting here listening to this, it sounds like nate and tina did everything they're supposed to.
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they checked their references. it was a reputable place. how do you keep this from happening? >> i'm not surprised by this story. the wedding industry is a $74 billion industry. so there's a lot of money to be n made and a lot of people who want to cash in on weddings. so i'm not surprised at their story. they did a lot of the right things. you should always do your homework. you should always check out people, ask for references. if you can, try to use people that your friends have used, your family has used, people that you know that have a really good long history, really good reputation. and also try to get a contract in writing so everybody is very clear about the expectations. >> and when it comes to the money, because you're now out $30,000, the resort, they actually worked with you. they said, look, we'll give you your wedding at cost, but that cost you another $15,000, which you're now working on a payment plan for understandably because most of us don't have that kind of cash laying around. how do you keep yourself from losing $30,000, susan? >> if at all possible, try to
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pay for everything with credit cards, so that way if there is a scam, if there is some sort of fraud, you can dispute the charge with the credit card company. and also try to make small deposits. don't give all of the money up front. you need to make a deposit, of course, but then as the services come in and you know that things are guaranteed and you're checking on things, then you can give more money once you know that the services are there and they're going to be provided. >> what if, though, you do all of this and you end up just like nate and tina, and you feel like your money is gone. do you have any sort of recourse? >> you need to just go to the authorities, report it to law enforcement, and you can also report it to the better business bureau so that there's a record of it. >> i hate that you have to begin your new life this way, but i hope it's nothing but uphill from here. congratulations to boetth of yo. thanks for sharing your story with us. now, here's harry. you know, ben affleck best as an actor. he also won a screenwriting oscar with matt damon for "good
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will hunting" about 105 years ago, and he got rave reviews for his first effort as director in "gone baby gone." now he brings all those efforts together in the new crime thriller, "the town." >> are we taking hostages now? >> no, we're not taking hostages now. take the scenic route. >> got a problem. >> what? >> look. >> so what? >> let me see that. >> it says four blocks away from here. >> yeah, i know where we are. >> she didn't see anything. >> you sure? >> taking her for a ride then. >> how much are you looking at? we'll find out. >> find out what? >> if she needs to get scared. >> she's already scared. >> maybe not scared enough. >> i'll do it. >> he's good. he's good. >> yeah, jeremy's great. he's a brilliant actor. we were lucky to have him. i saw him in "hurt locker" last year, and he got nominated for an oscar. just as good here. >> how are you? doing all right? >> doing very, very well. a lot of fun going around with
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this movie. i've got a great cast i'm really proud of. it's been a good time. >> it's interesting. this is an area right around bunker hill. the movie is called "the town." you grew up a mile or two away. you could have been 2,000 miles away. >> it's worlds apart. i was not a bank robber. i wasn't nearly as tough. this area always had a reputation as being a very tough area. they had this code of silence for a long time, period of years they had 49 murders and only 25% were solved. there's a part of that where bank robbery kind of got passed down like a trade. obviously, they're also very good people there. >> when you went knocking on their doors and said, we're going to come shoot in your neighborhood, what was their reaction to you? >> you know, i mean, actually people were kind of excited. people want to be in the movies. although, usually when you do research in a movie, people want a credit or bring their sister by. everyone in charles town at the end of the interview was like don't tell anyone you talked to me. >> because this movie is really about this being this hotbed of serious criminals, and you're
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one of a group of guys who goes around robbing banks. >> yeah. the specificity of kind of that story, how it was about like working class, brown bag lunch pale r pail robbers, and they're dressed up as cops and ambulance drivers. that, to me, made it interesting. you're not going to reinvent the genre, and we've seen a lot about robbery stuffer, but you want to do it in a new and fresh way. >> i want to say this. you go and make a movie for your brother, directed "gone baby gone," then you decide you're going to direct again but also star in the movie. were there moments you looked at the dailies and said, who told this guy he should be here? >> yeah. you know, it's a weird thing directing yourself and seeing yourself up there. i love my brother, and he's brilliant. he was great in "gone baby gone," but he's the reason i'm start to go get gray hair. maybe us working together. but he's actually got a new movie that's great, coming out as well. >> the mantel of responsibility, it's one thing to act or write a
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screenplay or everything else, when you're in charge of everything, whatever goes wrong, there's no time down for you. >> but there's a comfort in that. you take a broader sense of authorship and a broader responsibility, but i kind of like that because i thought, okay, if it doesn't work, it's going to not work on the merits of my own ideas, and the inverse is true as well. you know, i don't know. somehow that felt okay to me. >> getting very nice response. there's very good buzz on it. do you pay attention to that at all? >> doi when it's good. i'm very happy that, you know, people like the movie, and i hope people go see it tomorrow and, you know. >> here's what's fun for me just watching you in this whole arc when i said 105 years ago winning an oscar. >> thank you for that, by the way. >> time does march on. >> it does go by, doesn't it? >> here's what's interesting to me about you also. there was a moment in your life -- and i hope it's about this big in the rearview mirror. that whole bennifer thing, does that seem even real to you? >> it's an interesting business.
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you go up and go down. this whole culture of celebrity is a little bit odd. at this point, i don't spend too much time thinking about the stuff that happened when barack obama was an illinois state senator. i'm happy with the movie. i'm glad people are liking it, and i kind of leave it at that. >> one of the pieces i read of you said, my life is boring now, and i think that's the way you like it. >> it is. it's boring maybe especially to look at. to me, it's still pretty interesting, but from the outside, there's not too much drama. i'm really lucky, and i keep that in mind every day. >> no drama. all right. ben affleck, great to see you again. >> nice to see you too. thank you very much. >> congratulations. thank you very much. >> congratulations. erica. you might not find the perfect workout but there is the perfect time to work out so no more excuses, also perfect times for other daily routines determined, get this, by your body's internal clock. nicole bdland is here to show us how to get our internal clock in sync. what is it about, really if my body that lets me know when it is a good time to do various
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activities. >> you may not know. i'm sure you have heard of the sids dz circadium rit-nim or biorhythms. it growing research and they find chemical shifts and hormones affecting our mood, energy level, even hand-eye coordination. you may not know or feel it but research has figured it out so you can plan accordingly. >> they have done the hard work, we just have to set our timerss and put it in our calendars. kick off the clock of the day. when the best time to have sex. >> very early in the morning, 7:00 a.m., something perhaps you might have noticed, very early in the morning test tots reason levels go up, testosterone oonz, the hormone most closely related to li bee do, if you can set the alarm a bit earlier and romantic at this hour you probably will get more aroused than other times of day. >> interesting. we've got from sex.
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how about a job interview so, important to so many people these days. is there a perfect time for that? >> the perfect time between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. in the morning you are growinggy because your body temperature is low, your circulation is not pumped up, not a lot of blood going to your brain and not alert but by 10:00 a.m. your brain is fired up burr your body temperature has gone up and your circulation -- you are sharp and look better because whatever water retention made you puffy at the morning is govern away so you can be more confident. before 10:00 and 11:00 and the lunch cravings kick in for your interviewer, making them cranky. >> perfect. what about pain tolerance, schedule a dentist appointment or get a wax, what's the best time. >> this is so cool, doing something painful between 3:00 and 5:00 studies show our pain threshold goes up, they are not exactly sure why. if you need to go to the dentist, it won't hurt as much during that time.
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>> i love that, schedule childbirth between 3:00 and 5:00 -- we talk about finding time to work out. is there an ideal time for your body to work out? >> between 5:00 and 1kw67. studies show hand/eye coordination is best at this time and you have been moved around during the day, your muscles are warmed up and less likely to injury yourself and a boost of injury in mood between 5:00 and 7:00. >> your workday is done and you are ready to goimplsts you will go longer and build more calories. >> there is an emotional component. is there a specific time of day to break up with someone? >> when we are most optimistic, the dinner hour, we have a natural boost in mood. if you need to give someone bad news it is a great time of day because they won't take it as hard, they will be more optimistic about it. >> what about to be your most creative. >> peaks in the evening, between 8:00 and 9:00. it is really because during the
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day you are very boxed in with your thoughts, very much about the routine. but, towards this time of night you don't have as many distractions and can kind of let your mind open up and think out of the box, when ideas tend to come to us. >> when is the best time to shut the mind down and go to bed. >> and go to sleep? all around when you eat. if you eat between 7:00 and 8:00, the best time is between 11:00 and 12:00 because by jegs can interfere with your rest and can interfere with melatoni production and keep you awake. >> you wake up and start the day all over again at 7:00. >> with a kwikie. >> there you go. always great to have you you with us. thank you. harry? >> after a summer of lies and betrayal big brother came down to "the animal" and "the beast" and 24-year-old college student hayden moss is the animal who came out on top. he and the other finalists spoke to our julie chen moments after
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the jury vote was announced. >> and the winner of "big brother" is -- congratulations hayden. >> reporter: you won by one vote and it was enzo's vote, the guy that you just moments ago evicted. >> ironic, huh? >> how are you feeling right now. >> incredible. i couldn't ask for more. $500,000. i have no clue where to start. i mean, i feel amazing. >> enzo, why did you vote for haydan over lane? >> it was tough, man. lane definitely made me laugh the most, a funny dude but at the end i think he did a lot to get me to the final three, hayden, i had to go with that. a lot more competition and i had to go by that fact. >> we have a couple of checks here. first i want to give to hayden, a clek for $500,000, see if you can fit this into your wallet. don't forget, you have to pay your taxes from this.
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and you made a little less money. >> a little bit. >> we have a little smaller check for you. $50,000. how are you going to spend the $50,000, lane? >> loans and probably put some money in my niece and nephew's account. i don't know. >> thanks, guys. congratulations to all of you to making it this far and playing a great game. the first time a secret alliance has made it to the end. well done. >> very exciting. >> thank you. >> hayden. >> i appreciate it. for more of her interview with the final three go to our website, earlyshow.cbs ,,,,,,,,,
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that segment earlier in the hour with you and -- >> nicole. >> -- beland, she's so smart.
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>> yes. >> she talked about the right times to do different things. >> yes. >> the thing i found most interesting. >> yes, harry smith. >> the workout. >> the workout time. 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. >> i thought that was so interesting. you wouldn't think it would be later in the day. >> i thought it would be early in the morning. >> charge you up and couldn't sleep. >> clearly she mentioned other things to charge you up. >> other things are perhaps suited to in early hours. >> right, providing you with some aerobic. >> and treadmill. >> absolutely. >> biking. >> going for a nice walk. >> all things -- >> moving to the television set to tune in -- >> get you charged up. >> i wonder if you get to move that back if you have a weird schedule like we do where we get up at 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning. >> what do you do when you fly coast to coast? >> i was wondering the same thing. we're going to investigate that. >> have a great day, everybody. >> think about that. >> your local news is next.
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lines... it is 8:55. good morning, everyone. i'm sydnie kohara with your cbs 5 news headlines. concord police shot and wounded a man this morning. officers thought the man who was walking on clayton road was wanted but he ran off when they tried to talk with him. they say they shot him when he pulled a handgun. another bay area city has adopted strict new limits on where smokers can light up. the menlo park city council unanimously approved a smoking ban in common areas of apartments and condos. the council needs to vote on the law one more time before it goes into effect. a celebration for 10:00 a.m. this morning to mark next week's opening of an express lane over the sunol grade. politicos and transportation officials will be there to kick off the special toll lane for fastrak users on interstate 680 southbound. we'll take a look at traffic and weather after this.
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good morning. i'm gianna franco in the traffic center. let's start off on 680 where we have an accident southbound right at stoneridge. four cars involved. everything is off to the center divider except for some debris left in the left lane. traffic is backed up beyond the dublin interchange. you can see 580 as well
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westbound slow and go approaching 680. give yourself some extra time through there. along the peninsula we have a trouble spot southbound 280 right at sneath. couple of cars tangled up. left lane down for the count, traffic backed up into daly city. use 101, a little sluggish near the airport but not too bad south of that area. as we check the san mateo bridge, very light, actually looking good between 880 and 101. that's traffic. let's check your weather. here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, gianna. boy, we finally got some sunshine. nothing but sunshine in our shot here from mount vaca. take a look at our seven-day forecast. see how much sunshine is in it. mid-80s inland, near 70 around the bay and a mix of sun and clouds for the coast with highs in the mid-60s. slightly cooler weather for tomorrow, with more clouds expected as a frontal system pushes towards the bay area. i'm mentioning that frontal system because look at what happens saturday and sunday. more clouds, cooler temperatures, and even a chance of a shower. i know. just in time for the weekend.
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